The Comic Artist

Lena Merhej is a visual storyteller and a PhD Fellow from Lebanon who is doing research on graphic narratives in the interdisciplinary field between visual studies, narratology and computer science.

Lena previously taught at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University, and gave various workshops in animation, illustration and comic books. Her animation “Drawing the War”(2002), her comic book, “Kamen Sine” (Another year)(2009), and her comic book “Mrabba w Labban” (Yogurt and Jam)(2011) took international awards, as well as the comics magazine Samandal that she co-founded and is an active member in.